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  • 9/18/13 Reviews - Wed 18th Sep 2013 - MSR Windpro II Stove - Heason Events

    www.heason.net/reviews/2013/09/18/MSR_Windpro_II_Stove/ 1/2

    WELCOME TO HEASON EVENTSSPEAKERS, FILMS AND EVENTS FORADVENTUROUS SPIRITS & MINDS

    MSR WINDPRO II STOVE18th Sep 2013

    Id been on the lookout for a remote canister stove for a while as I was keen on the stability offered versus the likes of the MSRPocket Rocket which sits on top of the gas canister. Plus I was hoping the broader burner would offer better simmer controland assist in less burned onions! Dont get me wrong, the Pocket Rocket is a great compact and light stove but has itslimitations.

    The Windpro 2 has the added extra of being designed to run with the canister inverted to give betteroperation in the cold and allow full use of the canister contents.

    The Windpro 2 is a simple, fairly classic design with three leg cum pot stands that swivel around the burnerto enable more compact storage plus a braided hose with the control valve on the end. Other notablefeatures are a preheater and a swivel connector between the valve and hose and of course, the stand thatclips to the control valve to support upturned canisters. Its never going to be as light or compact as aPocket Rocket style burner but is quite acceptable (204 g including the canister support). There are quite afew extras included in the box: An aluminium foil base reflector (17 g) A classic MSR aluminium foil wind shield (58 g) A multi-tool/spanner (8 g) Several Instruction Manual leaflets in multiple languages (sensibly each being separate so if you chooseto carry it you dont have to carry multiple extra pages you cant read) (11 g for the English one!) A simple unpadded drawstring storage bag for it all. (20 g)

    A nice complete package totalling 319 g, a fair bit more than the 187 g stated on the box but thatsmarketing for you!

    In action the stove has been flawless. Quick enough to the boil and excellent simmering for a powerful gasstove. The burner diameter is obviously big enough and the control valve is sensitive enough. Much of theuse for the stove this summer was car camping and so we had some bigger pans with us. The thickerbases on these no doubt help with the simmer/frying control but its worth noting that the stove was verystable with these bigger pans too.

    It just hasnt been that cold since weve had the stove for review so we havent needed the canisterinversion feature. However, I tried it and it works. I didnt try to thoroughly assess how well heat controlworks in this mode of operation, but MSR suggest for simmering you have it the normal way up so its notto be expected to be as good. I got the feeling you needed to be more patient with the adjustments, muchas with a petrol stove which would make sense given a similar liquid feed concept.

    I was going to try and do a little demo video, but there isnt much to show that pictures dont it just works!Plus, there is are a couple of little clips already online that give a nice overview of the stove features andexplain the logic behind inverted operation.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygMw8jjP5Rghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOmDTKayg0c

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    The inverted feed mode would suggest higher fuel useage given the claims of faster boiling etc. Ive notbeen able to assess how significant this is. Probably best to reserve inverted operation for when you are intruly cold conditions, have a practically empty canister or just cant wait a second longer for that cuppa!

    To summarise, a very nice practical gas stove that is ideal for any situation except when you want to goultra-light.

    What the manufacturers say:

    The next-generation WindPro II camp stove combines all of the great benefits of the original WindPro stove,with the ability to burn in liquid-feed mode. This added versatility lets you run the stove in traditional uprightmode for optimal efficiency and flame control or, with a simple twist, invert the canister on the includedstand to deliver liquid gas directly to the burner. This configuration diminishes reliance on internal canisterpressure, greatly improving cold-weather and low-fuel performance, and boots stove output significantlyanytime speed really counts. Inverted Liquid-Feed: Increased cold-weather and low-fuel performance with more consistent outputacross all fuel levels. Efficient: Remote burner allows the use of a windscreen for maximum efficiency. Lightweight & Compact: Weighs just 6.6 oz.; fits in a one-liter pot. Versatile: Supports pots up to 10" in diameter; compatible with bake ovens. Includes: Windscreen, heat reflector, canister stand, instructions, and stuff sack.

    Minimum Weight 6.6 oz / 187 gPacked Weight 11.5 oz / 327 gBoil time (MSR IsoPro), 1 liter 3.6 minutesBurn time (MSR IsoPro) per 227-g / 8-oz. canister Appx. 70 minutesWater boiled (MSR IsoPro) per 227-g canister 15 litersWater boiled (MSR IsoPro) per 1 oz. of fuel 1.8 litersCountry of Origin Made in Seattle, USA

    Reviewed by Steve Hodges

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